Andy Murray will take risks in order to compete in final Wimbledon tournament

Andy Murray says he will take risks in order to play in Wimbledon one last time next week. 

The former men's world No 1 had surgery to remove a cyst on his spine last Saturday.

After a training session today, he gave no guarantees he will play singles at Wimbledon but said he was "trying".

"Whether there's enough time or not, I don't know, but I'm trying," Murray told reporters, somewhat downbeat after the practice. "I need to be able to move properly, which I can't yet, so let's see in 48 hours or so."

The 37-year-old is still hoping to take to the court on Tuesday against Czech Tomas Machac.

"There's risks associated with what I'm trying to do and I'm willing to take that to try and play," he said.

He went under the knife for the procedure having withdrawn from his match against Jordan Thompson after only five games in the second round at Queen's in west London on 19 June.

"The operation has gone really, really well and I'm recovering really well. I hit some balls yesterday. I'm not in much pain at all, but the nature of nerve injuries is that they're quite slow to recover," he told reporters on Thursday.

"I don't know exactly how long it's going to take for the nerve to get to a stage where I'm able to compete or play, whether that's three days or whether it's three weeks or five weeks. It's impossible to say."

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He is also entered into the doubles with brother Jamie for the first time, and that currently appears the most likely avenue for him to make a final appearance at Wimbledon.

Emma Raducanu is not surprised to see Murray pushing himself to the limit.

"I think for a tournament like Wimbledon, especially, you'll push your body, you'll push your recovery to the maximum," said the former US Open champion.

"You'll take the consequences that will come after or during, whatever you have to do.

"I'm very happy to see him here because, when I think of Wimbledon, I think of Andy. Growing up, that was the generation, the hero, I would look up to," she said.

Earlier this week, Murray confirmed the Paris Olympics will be the final tournament of his career.